SkyRocket Software 🚀

Hi! I'm Brian Schrader and I run SkyRocket Software, an indie software shop in San Diego, California. You can follow me on my microblog, on Twitter, or check out my blog.

I'm a software developer, blogger, coffee nerd, and musician. I tend to build software that interests me and then hope that people like it.

Contact and Technical Support

It's just me here, but I'll do my best to help you with any issues you might have using my software. Shoot me an email at to get in touch. I promise to read all support emails, but I might have trouble responding to them at times. Thanks for understanding.

Need Software?

In addition to building my own software, I do take on client projects. To inquire about a project, shoot me an email at to get in touch. Feel free to check out some of my previous projects to get a feel for my work (or sign up for one of my apps).

Apps and Software is a new kind of social network built on blogging and the open web. combines a Feed Reader, a blogging platform, and a search directory giving you almost all of the benefits of traditional a social network, but you control it all. Follow anything from your friends, to the most breaking news. Post to your blog, upload and share photos, and chat with other bloggers even if they're not using also has a free search engine for blogs, microblogs, and photoblogs. Users can submit their favorite sites if hasn't already found them. It's sort of like the iTunes Podcast Directory, but for blogs!

Nine9s provides simple and inexpensive no-fuss uptime monitoring for developers

Nine9s is for hobbyists and small businesses that need an inexpensive but robust uptime monitoring. Nine9s has a full REST API, text message and email based alerts, public status pages, and even Webhook support if you're feeling fancy. If you're looking for a service to monitor your sites and services, alerts you of outages, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, check out Nine9s. is a repository of free-to-use, community-submitted, human-curated images, story ideas, and more that are ready for your next book or D&D campaign. Images are submitted by the community and it even has alternate, computer-generated versions with a more abstract, fantasy feel.

Finding images for your D&D campaigns is really difficult, especially if you're looking to sell your campaign. Most artwork isn't licensed in a way that makes it easy for low-budget creators to use and often there's no way to easily find images for settings or places in your game. aims to change that. All user-submitted images on the site are released into the Public Domain, so you can be sure that you're ok to use, re-use, and modify them to fit your needs.

Hewell is a personal tour guide. Hewell uses the power of open data to give you insight into the awesome places in your community. Discover hidden gems, famous landmarks, and more. With Hewell, you'll get the chance to learn about the past and the present, all while you're out and about.

Hewell shows you what's around you, and even provides walking tour recommendations, powered by Siri, to give you a personalized tour experience wherever in the world you are.

Grove is an augmented-reality game where you plant virtual trees in the real world! Collect the various kinds of trees, learn about them, and earn achievements all while getting outdoors and enjoying your virtual garden.

Grove is part game, part educational app, and part wellness app! In Grove you care for your trees and tend to your garden, and in turn, you stay fit and healthy.

Other Projects

Cellenia is a free service that provides various development-related tools for developers including Lorem Ipsum text generators, secure key generators, and more. Cellenia has a 100% free and anonymous API that allows anyone to easily integrate it into their own software. Cellenia is great for testing and prototyping dynamic behavior.

Past Projects


PrivacyLabel was a site that provided Privacy and Environmental Disclosures for sites and services on the Web.

Food and beverages have long had disclosures on them letting consumers know how healthy (or unhealthy) they are. PrivacyLabel was doing the same for software: providing customers insights into how a service respects their privacy and that service's environmental impact.